Lord Justice Jackson's Lecture : Fixed thinking?

I read Lord Justice Jackson’s Lecture note from 28th January hoping to find the voice of an independent judiciary dispassionately appraising the case for and against fixed costs and making recommendations. I was however disappointed. Not just because I disagree with him, but also because he has not employed the measured reasoning and discipline of…
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What will be the impact of the Government introducing fixed costs for medical claims worth up to £100,000?

The Conservative Government is proposing to impose a fixed costs regime for all medical claims worth up to £100,000. This has been announced without any proper consultation or analysis of the likely effects on injured patients. Such a move will inevitably lead to a situation where Defendants are encouraged to deny allegations of negligence, leaving…
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NHS – Please Learn from your Mistakes!

George Bernard Shaw once said “Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time.” Mistakes should be seen as an opportunity to improve. However according to a report obtained by the BBC, one of England’s largest mental health and learning disability providers has failed to investigate…
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MBRACE-UK Report on Stillbirths

Over half of all stillbirths are still unexplained and every day in the UK around three families suffer the death of their baby at term and before labour begins. Over the past 10 years there has only been a small reduction in the stillbirth rate for the UK and this remains high in comparison to…
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